The ancient Greek coastal town of Elefsina was chosen to be the cultural capital of Europe in 2023.

Home to a major part of Greece’s industrial activity, the city’s profile consists of a hybrid of the typical greek natural beauty with the rich mythological background, infusedby the cinematic images of abandoned ships and smoky chimneys across its costal line.

Using film and photography, filmmaker Marianna Economou and photographer Myrto Papadopoulos investigate this dystopian city, through the stories of its residents, historical monuments, culture and even its sea bottom.